The Internet is for Porn.

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Let’s start this out with something we all know.

Does the Chinese internet have porn? I hope so.

ANYWAYS, why am I talking about porn?

Because of a book, of course.

That’s the coolest damned dog, right?

You can probably surmise by the title that this book is a little bit…different, from the contemporary romance and PNR which I usually feature here in my little areola of blogland. (The nipple of blogland belongs to my PSM.) This book is, in a word, hysterical.

Because who doesn’t love a love story that begins at a porn convention? I KNOW I DO. Even though the idea of a porn convention makes me want to take an emergency chemical shower followed by some manner of ritual ablutions that cleanse my soul of the remnants of the experience.

But, hey! It’s cool if you’re into that! I’d just rather not. But, it made for a fantastic premise.

The blurb:

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

So what would you do if you met a really hot guy hanging out on a bench at a porn convention? What if he called you out for adjusting your underpants? Personally, calling me out would have me running somewhere dark and quiet to cry into a gin and tonic, but others may laugh!

Kat has much more of an indomitable spirit than yours truly, so she befriends the man with the huge…heart. And she kinda falls for him. He kinda falls for her. But, HE BANGS OTHER LADIES FOR A LIVING.

while she’s:

He’s basically:

Only, without clothing. And with boatloads more women.

Basically,

“who here has slept with Robbie Lingus?”

The story is light and fun, without any real pressure exerted upon the H/H. The biggest, erm, hurdle, is Robbie’s occupation, and how couldn’t it be? He knows more about vagina than Georgia O’Keeffe. (but think of the possibilities. The experience.) It’s honestly utterly believable, in spite of its over the top presentation and subject matter. The characters are ones the reader truly begins to care about, and the pages keep turning in a blur of lubricant and cheek swabs.

Strangely Enough, Lingus by Mariana Zapata? 4 stars. or phallic devices. you pick.

I know what you’re thinking, what recipe could POSSIBLY go along with a pornmance love story with shockingly little sex?

No idea. So I made roasted potato, leek, fennel, and garlic. Sweet Roasted Fennel and Potatoes. Fennel is a great anti-inflammatory, so I suppose it would be good after a long, hard, day at the office?


Book review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata and Recipe: Sweet Roasted Fennel and Potatoes.

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Sweet Roasted Fennel and Potatoes

Sweet Roasted Fennel and Potatoes

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Keywords: side entree salad snack vegan vegetarian nut-free soy-free

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Ingredients

  • 4 bulbs fresh fennel, sliced 2 cm thick
  • 4 scrubbed idaho potatoes, halved lengthwise, and sliced 2 cm thick
  • 2 leeks, washed and cut 2 cm thick
  • 5 cloves garlic, halved
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • 30 ml EVOO

Instructions

preheat oven 400F/200C

toss together all sliced veg, garlic, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.

place in a single layer on two baking sheets

bake for 10 minutes, toss, bake ten more. If golden brown, take out, if not, bake 5 more minutes.

eat.

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